Monthly Archives: December 2015

HISTORY SHARE: CALLING ALL VIKINGS

For those who might be interested, volunteer crew members are required for a re-enactment of a Viking transatlantic voyage. http://wavetrain.net/news-a-views/706-calling-all-vikings-volunteer-crew-needed-for-transatlantic-voyage-on-a-115-foot-longship Applications: http://www.drakenexpeditionamerica.com/application-for-volunteers/  

HISTORY SHARE: CHRISTMAS WITH THE PLANTAGENETS

Having penned a book (The Disappearing Rose) on some members of the Plantagenet family, I pretty much have to let you know how they spent Christmas. https://e-royalty.com/articles/christmas-with-the-plantagenets/

I BELIEVE IN SANTA

By now, most people have heard of that over-priced monitor of pre-Christmas behaviour, the Elf on the Shelf. Though now highly marketable, the concept is by no means new. An elf called Winky has been with our family for a long time. I first became aware of his existence when I found his name printed […]

INTERNATIONAL HUMAN RIGHTS DAY

On December 10th, 1948, the General Assembly of the United Nations adopted the document known as the Universal Declaration of Rights, which set out a list of fundamental rights to which every human being on the planet was entitled. Exactly two years later, the UN proclaimed December 10th Human Rights Day to call attention to […]

DON’T FORGET THE ‘STORY’

Here are some historic and/or December-born author book suggestions. Ages 3-7 The Best Hanuka Ever by Barbara Diamond Goldin Gunhilde’s Christmas Booke by Virginia Kahl (Medieval) One Hundred Shining Candles by Janet Lunn (Pioneeer Days) Ages 7-9 Canadian Flyer Adventures # 17: Halifax Explodes by Frieda Wishinsky (WW I) The Mary Celeste: An Unsolved Mystery […]

HISTORY TIDBIT: QUICK STATUS UPGRADE

Mary Stuart was born a princess at Linlithgow Palace in Scotland on December 8th, 1542. Six days later, the death of her father, King James V, made her a queen. Since six-day-old infants aren’t usually very good at the ruling the realm thing, her mother served as regent, which doubtless irked the little monarch’s Great […]

HISTORIC MOVIE IDEAS FOR DECEMBER

Blizzard (2003) Bundle Of Joy (1956) Christmas Child (2003) Fitzwilly (1967) (Mid-20th Century) The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (1986) (Late 20th Century) The History Of Christmas (1997)

HAPPY HANUKKAH

HISTORIC DECEMBER BIRTHDAYS

Some historic folk born in December. Charles VI, King of France, December 3rd, 1368 Walt Disney, cartoonist and filmmaker, December 5th, 1901 Henry VI, King of England, December 6th, 1421 John Milton, poet, December 9th, 1608 Emily Dickinson, poet, December 10th, 1830 Cornelia Funke, writer: December 10th, 1958 Emily Carr, Canadian artist and writer, December […]

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